Afrobeats singers, Wizkid, Femi Kuti and Made Kuti have been defeated in their quest to win the Grammy award at the 64th edition at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas.
Wizkid, Femi, and Made lost out in the Best Global Music Performance and Best Global Music Album categories.
The Nigerians lost to Arooj Aftab for her single ‘Mohabbat’ in the Best Global Music Performance, while Angelique Kidjo clinched the Best Global Music Album.
In her acceptance speech, Kidjo lauded African youths who have collaborated with her to promote the continent.
Last year, Wizkid won his first Grammy prize for ‘Brown Skin Girl’, a collaborative project with Beyonce. His compatriot, Burna Boy, on the other hand, clinched the Best Global Music Album category after losing out to Angelique Kidjo the previous year, thereby becoming the first Nigerian to win a Grammy as an individual artiste.